Organization and program structure
Master of Science in Engineering: key aspects.
The Master of Science in Engineering is a joint programme offered by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the other Swiss universities of applied sciences. Comprising 90 ECTS credits, one third of the programme consists of lecture modules, with the remaining two thirds made up of specialist study in the form of research assignments and supplementary courses. You work with your advisor to define a programme of modules tailored to your interests. The program distinguishes between three categories of lecture modules; a minimum number of modules must be selected from each category:
- Technical-scientific modules (min. 6 ECTS), extended theoretical principles (min. 9 ECTS) and context modules (min. 9 ECTS). In all, 30 ECTS credits must be selected from this portfolio of modules.
- Specialisation: two specialisation assignments yielding 12 and 18 ECTS credits and the final master’s thesis (30 ECTS credits). You complete the specialisations at the Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology in Rotkreuz as part of your advisor’s research and development projects. You agree the details of this project work with your advisor. These specialisation assignments can be reduced in scope and combined with supplementary courses.
Time models and work activity
There are no set time models: you work with your advisor to define a programme tailored to your specific needs. The master’s programme must be completed in seven semesters. We recommend that any simultaneous professional activity be limited to no more than 60%. Ask your advisor about any vacancies for assistants at the Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology.Example:
MSE programme in three semesters without simultaneous professional activity
- Semester 1: core modules and specialisation module 1
- Semester 2: core modules and specialisation module 2
- Semester 3: MSE thesis (full-time)
Example: part-time in five to seven semesters with simultaneous professional activity
- Semester 1: core modules
- Semester 2: specialisation module 1
- Semester 3: core modules
- Semester 4: specialisation module 2
- Semester 5: MSE thesis (with leave of absence from employer or spread over two semesters)
Costs and conditions of admission
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